Security Door Exit Device combines delayed egress, latch retraction.

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Suited for healthcare, law enforcement, or airport facilities, Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device withstands high-traffic area use and streamlines entry/exit. There are no external magnets, electric strikes, or electric trims; everything is contained in rim device. Latch retraction operates with access control system for authorized personnel, bypassing delayed egress to allow exit/entry without sounding alarm. Unauthorized entry triggers 100 dB alarm and keeps door locked for 15 sec.

Original Press Release:

Advancement in Door Security Combines Delayed Egress and Latch Retraction in One Panic Hardward Device

New Braunfels, Texas - Detex Corporation, an industry leader in life safety and security door hardware for commercial properties, is introducing an exclusive advancement in exit devices. Designed for applications such as health care facilities, where security is a high priority for protection of patients and employees, the patented Detex Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device integrates both functions for more efficient operation.

Health care staff find the practical Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction design well-suited to department routines - for example, controlling access to surgical suites from holding areas, or restricting entry to nursery areas or pharmacy facilities. They also appreciate the smooth pushpad, which doesn't snag on clothing or equipment.

The Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device has no external magnets, electric strikes or electric trims. Everything is contained in the rim device, so there are fewer components to install, and fewer to malfunction and affect performance. Operation is simple: for authorized personnel, the latch retraction operates with the access control system, bypassing delayed egress to allow exit and entry without sounding the alarm. But unauthorized entry triggers a 100dB alarm and keeps the door locked for 15 seconds, allowing time for staff to respond. A fire alarm input provides life safety override for immediate exit during a fire emergency.

"Detex is the first and only manufacturer with this combination of functions in one device," said Ken Kuehler, Detex Corporation National Accounts Manager. "It's a very practical solution for health care or law enforcement or airport facilities because it streamlines the entry/exit process. And it's built to stand up to heavy use and abuse in high traffic areas."

For more than a century, Detex has earned the trust of architects and owners who rely on Detex products for the safety and security of people and property. A USA company,

Detex designs, manufactures, markets and ships products around the world from New Braunfels, Texas. Detex is known internationally for life safety and security door hardware, loss prevention and architectural hardware, integrated door security systems, and guard tour verification. For more information about the Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device, visit or email

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